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Introduction to Acids and Bases

Introduction to Acids and Bases

Author: carolyn fruin

Learning Targets:

  • I can describe the properties of acids, bases, and salts.
  • I can write formulas of common acids and bases and state whether they are weak or strong.
  • I can define acids & bases according to the Arrhenius definition.
  • I can define acids & bases according to the Brønsted-Lowry definition.
  • I can identify conjugate acid/base pairs.
  • I can identify an acid as monoprotic or polyprotic.
  • I can write a neutralization reaction.
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Basic Acid and Base Information

This should be a quick review about acids and bases and some of their properties.

Chapter 15 Summary Power Point

This covers all the information in the reading - print the notes, read the text and add your additional comments as you go.

Chapter 15 Textbook Outline Notes

Summary of chapter 15.

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Identifying Conjugate Acid - Base Pairs

Some simple examples of how to identify conjugate acid-base pairs according the Bronstedt-Lowry acid-base definition.

Definition of Acids

This is an exercise comparing Arrhenius and Bronsted-Lowry definitions of acids and bases including the answer key.

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Acid Base Introduction

This video covers the three different definitions of acids and bases. As stated in the video, if you know Arrhenius, you know an acid/base.

Source: KhanAcademy

The Chemical Nature of Acids and Bases

These pages are another text to perhaps review after you feel you have a pretty good grasp the basic aspects of acids and bases.

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CHECKPOINT - Acid Base Introduction

Complete this checkpoint document after reading the text, reviewing the power point and watching the videos. Answers are posted in the classroom. Your goal is 100% - remember, don't just change your wrong answer to right - figure out your mistakes and LEARN from them.

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